Bio

Sandy Campoli

Sandy Campoli started playing drums as a self-taught teen with help from Frank Schallis. His first band was The Many Few. They enjoyed playing at local high schools and then expanded to some TV appearances with the Gene K Dance Party Shindig Clubs as an opening act for The Young Rascals. After several recordings at Virtue Studios in Philly, The Many Few became the Vanilla Soul Club Band as the opening act for Soul Survivors and Vanilla Fudge. the Vanilla Soul Club was on the road for two years playing big clubs on the East Coast as well as being the back-up band for Bunny Sigler and the opening act for Sly and the Family Stone. When the Vanilla Soul Club later became Columbia recording artists, they renamed themselves to the Rock Island Line

After being on the road for two years, Campoli attended Columbia University's Music College for two years and played with another band called Band Hardware. After a few years he joined a club band with horns called Dirty Martha. This 8-piece band with a full road crew played every club in the South Jersey/Philly area of which there were many. They played throughout South Jersey and became one of the top bands in demand at the shore area bars. Dirty Martha performed at Summertime on the Pier with the Ed Hurst Jerry Blavat Show on the Steel Pier, Atlantic City, NJ featuring the Castle Records big single recording, Saturday Morning Feeling. Dirty Martha then had their own club called Dirty Martha's in Wildwood, NJ for a couple years. 

After Dirty Martha, Campoli went with an all-keyboard band called Ivory that played at The Library for two-three years before he moved to an act called Morning Star for a few years. He stopped playing for some time until, along with a few of his friends, formed Little Martha. Along with performing, he also began to manage and create live entertainment night club acts and book acts in the Lambertville/New Hope area. Campoli played at the Lambertville Station with Little Martha and began playing on the side with other local bands: The Danny Rio Band, Ice Nine Grateful Dead Tribute Band, The Rodeo Beatniks, Mixed Company, and Face Down, who he still plays with today on Long Beach Island, NJ at the Buccalus, Surf Club and Nardes. While playing with Little Martha, Campoli met Laurie Vosburg and the 519 South Band. This led Campoli to meet Joe, Steve, and Kevin, and they became The Full Grown Men.

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Campoli also became an Embroidery Graphic Designer with a line of embroidered clothing and accessories called Music Life. Band Logo, t-shirt designs, jackets, bags, etc. 

For Embroidery needs Contact: 215-297-5341

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